In the past decade, there has been an increase in e-commerce and online purchasing. As a result, there has also been a rise in fraudulent authorization testing, also known as auth testing. 

Fraudulent authorization testing occurs when scammers steal a credit card number and then complete several small test purchases to see if the transaction goes through. If they’re able to complete the small fraudulent transaction, that’s when the scammer starts making larger purchases on the stolen credit/debit card number. Fraudulent authorization testing can be done quickly with help of different softwares and bots that can be used on a website at check out. 

While there is no single tool as a solution to fight fraudulent authorization testing, there are many tools at your disposal to help curb instances. Here are four tools to help you make your website more secure.

  1. Firewalls: These help to monitor and control the traffic going in and out of your network based on a variety of settings, including security rules and transaction parameters. 
  2. CAPTCHA/reCAPTCHA: This program helps tell if it is a human or bot on the other side by requiring an input that is generally either text or image-based. 
  3. Device Fingerprinting: This collects information about the initiating device to help spot bots.
  4. Keystroke Recognition: This analyzes the unique way humans type, recognizing if they are a bot or not.

For more details on other protective measures, check out our other blogs.

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